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Cash transfers contribute to household-level resilience through increased household savings and reducing negative coping strategies, among others. Cash transfers can also help stimulate local markets, supporting longer-term economic development efforts.

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Type Title Country(s) Year Citation
Working and Position Paper Local economy impacts and cost-benefit analysis of social protection and agricultural interventions in Malawi Malawi 2019

Kagin J, Taylor JE, Pellerano P, Daidone S, Juergens F, Pace N and Knowles M. (2019).Local economy impacts and cost-benefit analysis of social protection and agricultural interventions in Malawi. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Labour Organisation, United Nations Children’s Fund.

Working and Position Papers Asfaw S, Carraro A, Davis B, Handa S and Seidenfeld D. (2017).Cash transfer programmes for managing climate change risk. Evidence from a randomized experiment in Zambia.Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome. 2017 Asfaw S, Carraro A, Davis B, Handa S and Seidenfeld D. (2017).Cash transfer programmes for managing climate change risk. Evidence from a randomized experiment in Zambia.Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome.
Working and Position Paper Social Networks and Risk Management in Ghana's Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty Programme Ghana 2015

Daidone S, Handa S, Davis B, Park M, Osei RD and Osei-Akoto I. (2015).Social Networks and Risk Management in Ghana’s Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty Programme,Innocenti Working Papersno. 2015-06, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Florence.

Article Cash Transfers and Climate-resilient development: Evidence from Zambia's Child Grant Programme Zambia 2015

Lawlor K, Handa S, Seidenfeld D and the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team. (2015).Cash Transfers and Climate-resilient development: Evidence from Zambia’s Child Grant Programme,Innocenti Working Papersno. 2015-03, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Florence.

Blog Fast access to cash provides urgent relief to those hardest hit by COVID-19 2020

Jacobus de Hoop, Luisa Natali, Alexis Boncenne, Angie Lee (UNICEF Office of Research–Innocenti). April 2020.

Blog Cash transfers for climate-resilient development. Kathleen Lawlor (University of North Carolina at Asheville), September 2015. 2015 Cash transfers for climate-resilient development.Kathleen Lawlor (University of North Carolina at Asheville), September 2015.
Journal Article Poverty-environment relationships under market heterogeneity: Cash transfers and rural livelihoods in Zambia Zambia 2019

Lawlor, K., Handa, S., Davis, B., & Seidenfeld, D. (n.d.).Poverty-environment relationships under market heterogeneity: Cash transfers and rural livelihoods in Zambia.Environment and Development Economics,1-24. doi:10.1017/S1355770X19000305

Journal Article Daidone S, Davis B, Handa S, Winters P. (2019)The Household and Individual-Level Productive Impacts of Cash Transfer Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.American Journal of Agricultural Economics, aay113, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aay113 2019 Daidone S, Davis B, Handa S, Winters P. (2019)The Household and Individual-Level Productive Impacts of Cash Transfer Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.American Journal of Agricultural Economics, aay113, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aay113
Journal Article Unconditional cash transfers, risk attitudes and modern inputs demand Zambia 2019

Prifti E, Daidone S, Pace N and Davis B. (2019)Unconditional cash transfers, risk attitudes and modern inputs demand.Applied Econometrics, vol. 53, pages 100-118.

Journal Article Can unconditional cash transfers raise long-term living standards? Evidence from Zambia Zambia 2018

Handa S, Natali L, Seidenfeld D, Tembo G, Davis B on behalf of the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Study Team. (2018).Can unconditional cash transfers raise long-term living standards? Evidence from Zambia.Journal of Development Economics,133: 42-65.

Brief Social Protection and Covid-19 response in rural areas 2020

FAO. (2020). Social Protection and Covid-19 response in rural areas. Food and Agriculture of the United Nations, Rome, Italy.

Brief The Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme increases household resiliency Malawi 2017

The Malawi Cash Transfer Evaluation Team. (2017).The Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme increases household resiliency. Transfer Project Research Brief 2017-04. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Brief Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme Impact Evaluation: Household Economics and Resilience at Baseline Malawi 2015

Kilburn Kand Handa S. (2015).Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme Impact Evaluation: Household Economics and Resilience at Baseline. Transfer Project Research Brief 2015-07. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Working and Position Paper Making money work: Unconditional cash transfers allow women to save and re-invest in rural Zambia Zambia 2016

Natali L, Handa S, Peterman A, Seidenfeld D & Tembo G on behalf of the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team (2016).Making money work: Unconditional cash transfers allow women to save and re-invest in rural Zambia,Innocenti Working Paperno. 2016-02, UNICEF Office of Research, Florence.

Blog Social protection and rural areas cannot be an afterthought in the fight against COVID-19 2020

Social protection and rural areas cannot be an afterthought in the fight against COVID-19

Journal Article Stuck exchange: Can cash transfers push smallholders out of autarky? Zambia 2019

Prifti E, Daidone S, Pace N, & Davis B.(2019).Stuck exchange: Can cash transfers push smallholders out of autarky?The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development,DOI:10.1080/09638199.2019.1702711

Journal Article Cash transfers enable households to cope with agricultural production and price shocks: evidence from Zambia Zambia 2017

Lawlor K, Handa S, Seidenfeld D and the Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team. (2017). Cash transfers enable households to cope with agricultural production and price shocks: evidence from Zambia. Journal of Development Studies, 0: 1-18.

Journal Article Cash transfer programmes, weather shocks and household welfare: evidence from a randomised experiment in Zambia Zambia 2017

Asfaw S, Carraro A, Davis B, Handa S and Seidenfeld D. (2017). Cash transfer programmes, weather shocks and household welfare: evidence from a randomised experiment in Zambia. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 9(4): 419-442.

Journal Article Heterogeneous impacts of cash transfers on farm profitability. Evidence from a randomised study in Lesotho Lesotho 2020

Prifti E, Daidone S, Pace N, Davis B (2020)Heterogeneous impacts of cash transfers on farm profitability. Evidence from a randomised study in Lesotho,European Review of Agricultural Economics, jbz050,https://doi.org/10.1093/erae/jbz050

Journal Article Causal pathways of the productive impacts of cash transfer: Experimental evidence from Lesotho Lesotho 2019

Prifti E, Daidone S and Davis B. (2019). Causal pathways of the productive impacts of cash transfer: Experimental evidence from Lesotho. World Development, 115: 258-268.

Working and Position Paper Does Market Access Mitigate the Impact of Seasonality on Child Growth? Panel data evidence from northern Ethiopia Ethiopia 2016

Abay K & Hirvonen K (2016). Does Market Access Mitigate the Impact of Seasonality on Child Growth? Panel data evidence from northern Ethiopia, Innocenti Working Papers no. 2016-05, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Florence.

Journal Article Is Graduation from Social Safety Nets Possible? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Zambia 2015

Daidone, S, Pellerano, L, Handa, S and Davis, B. (2015),Is Graduation from Social Safety Nets Possible? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. IDS Bulletin, 46:93102. doi:10.1111/1759-5436.12132